Columbia College

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Mission Statement

Columbia College provides high-quality, relevant, and varied educational programs and opportunities
for the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community.
The College values its role as an educational institution, embracing change and responding to the complex needs of those it serves.

Vision of the College

Columbia College strives to provide competitive and responsive professional training programs. It cultivates a student-centered culture that challenges and supports student learning outcomes and offers exceptional hands-on professional enhancement programs. The College focuses on excellence in adult educational curricula and delivery which utilize creative approaches to teaching and learning while incorporating the rich cultural diversity of the D.C Metropolitan area.

Team Talk


Columbia College is about 12 miles west of Washington D.C. The campus is located in Fairfax County of Virginia known for its high household income, high tech economy, and a sophisticated population of more than one million residents. Fairfax County has a reputation for the best public school system in the United States. Also it has wonderful weather and beautiful four seasons.

Challenge to Succeed

Committed to Excellence

Columbia College was established on October 1999 to meet the region’s need to support the growing industry and business. It was offered Certificate program and Associate Degree program by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The College was nationally accredited by Council on Occupational Education and Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
The College was also approved for the training of veterans by State Department of Veterans Affairs in 2010.

In 2010, J-1 Visa program for visiting international students and scholars was approved by U.S. Department of State. Over the years, Columbia College has developed and expanded its program offering to a diverse population of students and curriculum revisions along with, the addition of new facilities and equipment to better serve our students. Today, Columbia College offers eight Associate degrees, nine certificates and the ESL courses to students from over 40 countries globally.

Who we are

Expertise. Intuition. Ingenuity.

School Application


Columbia College Center for Exchange & Education Department was established to meet the needs of the world and to increase the quality of global leaders who will lead the world in the future. 

The programs are designed especially for the international students from all over the world to receive an excellent education through both academic and vocational programs at

Columbia College. 

Internship and externship programs provide the students

with valuable experiences and opportunities to apply the knowledge gained through their education in real-world experiences.

U.S Internship

The Department of State recommends that participating students to gain work experience related with their major. These experiences will provide students with hands on training in their occupational field and develop a global perspective towards their careers. The students not only gain valuable insight into American Business methods and practices, they immerse themselves into American Society and Culture.

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  • U.S Department of State & SEVIS - Issuing DS-2019 (J-1 VISA)

  • U.S Department of Education - Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • USCIS & SEVIS - Issuing I-20 (for F-1 / M-1 Student VISA

  • U.S Department of Veterans Affairs - Education & Training

  • U.S Department of Defense - Tuition Assistance (TA)


Columbia College Exchange & Education

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(703) 206-0508 Ext 311


8620 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, VA 22182, USA

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